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This land was made for you and me : the life and songs of Woody Guthrie

Author: Elizabeth Partridge
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Woody Guthrie, a singer who wrote over 3,000 folk songs and ballads as he traveled around the United States, including "This Land is Your Land" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh."
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Woody Guthrie; Woody Guthrie; Woody Guthrie
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Partridge
ISBN: 0670035351 9780670035359
OCLC Number: 48098376
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Non-fiction Award Winner, 2002.
Description: 217 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1912-1919 Insane-asylum baby --
1919-1929 Boomtown --
1929-1935 Dusty old dust --
1935-1938 California and Lefty Lou --
1938-1940 "Woody sez" --
1940-1941 Hitting the big time --
1941-1942 On the road again --
1942-1943 Folksay dancers --
1943-1945 Shipping out --
1946-1947 Stackybones --
1947-1952 Alcohol and fists --
1952-1954 Last run for freedom --
1954-1967 Windblown seeds --
Resources: Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives; Huntington's disease.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Partridge.
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A biography of Woody Guthrie, a singer who wrote over 3,000 folk songs and ballads as he traveled around the United States, including "This Land is Your Land" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh."

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-09-21) Good Permalink

      The author tells the story of Woody Guthrie in a very real fashion -- his early life was not very pleasant.  At the same time, the tone is one of pragmatism and Woody himself is a good example of dealing with what life hands you to the best of your ability; including...
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